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Objectives of the Battleship
New Jersey Amateur Radio Station (BNJARS)
- Manned amateur radio station,
where the public can see and hear live demonstrations of a radio station.
Public participation will be encouraged. Historical equipment will be used
- Technical expertise and assistance
in the restoration and repair of the shipís radio room, antennas,
interior communications systems, and other related equipment and facilities.
- Provide training and education
to the public on radio communications, including introductory courses,
history of naval communications, Morse Code, and short presentations for
- Support school programs through
tours, demonstrations and educational programs.
- Support Scouting organizations
by providing merit badge courses & demonstrations during sleep-overs,
operating a "Jamboree On The Air" (JOTA) station, and other activities
appropriate for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and similar scouting
- Assist in the development, maintenance
and operation of a radio museum or display showing the history of
naval communications along with vintage radio equipment.
- Cooperate with local veteranís
organizations, whose members may have served on the USS New Jersey
or other Navy ships, by providing an on-the-air forum for veteran amateur
- Provide a public service
by operating a Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) station to
provide voice and data communications to active duty serviceman and their
families; and emergency communications in support of local law enforcement
and relief organizations, such as the Red Cross, local Office of Emergency
Management, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), and Amateur
Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
- Promote communications-related careers
in the Navy and other armed forces.
- Sponsor a newsletter, e-mail
list and web site to promote the USS New Jerseyís radio station
and the ship itself.
- Provide worldwide publicity for
the USS New Jersey by participating in on-the-air contests
and special events. Special acknowledgment cards (known as "QSL
Cards") will be sent to those who provide evidence of working the
ARS or hearing its broadcasts.
- Provide seminars, facilities and
equipment, and support capabilities for those interested in documenting,
collecting and repairing vintage naval radios.
- Support USS New Jersey fundraising
and publicity activities, and solicit donations. Note that by federal
law, amateur radio operators are not permitted to receive reimbursement
for operation of an amateur radio station, and that commercial communications
are not permitted on the amateur bands.
- Act as a liaison between the USS
New Jersey and local amateur radio clubs in the Delaware Valley
and regional and national organizations, such as the American Radio
Relay League (ARRL) and other Museum Ship radio stations.
From a proposal for the
creation of an Amateur Radio Station aboard the
USS New Jersey by the Victor Amateur Radio Association (VARA), W2VTM, 20
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